For the past two years since the pandemic, there have been many changes with weddings. As we reach 2022, we’re looking forward to getting back to the norm. Some couples have had to postpone their wedding during the past year. With this new year coming, it might be the perfect time to plan ahead and finally have the wedding you’ve been waiting for.
Wedding trends are constantly changing every year, and we’ve gathered a list of trends that we’re likely to see in 2022. If you’re looking for some inspiration next year for your wedding, below are some ideas.
As many of us had to stay in for quite some time, it’s fair to say that outdoor weddings will be a popular trend this coming year. This type of wedding is perfect during summertime, and there are many types of outdoor weddings you can opt-in for. Some examples include a classic garden wedding or, better yet, a beach wedding. For something different, a rooftop wedding is another great outdoor venue.
Vintages weddings never really go out of style. We’re likely to see more of this type of wedding this coming year. It’s timeless, and more and more couples are having a vintage-inspired theme wedding. You can go all out and have your guests wearing something from the olden days, whether that’s in the 70s or 80s. When choosing a venue, you may want to look for something historical and related to the kind of vintage theme you’re after.
Simple and Small Weddings
Weddings don’t always have to be big and grand. Having a small and simple wedding will always be on-trend as there are couples who prefer this type of wedding. This kind of wedding is more intimate, and only close relatives or friends usually are invited. You may want to opt for this wedding if you prefer only to have your close ones around or if you prefer a simpler wedding.
After weathering through a tough year of lockdown restrictions during the pandemic, many wedding plans were disrupted, postponed and cancelled. Still, with the recent lockdown easing during July 19, engaged couples are looking forward to 2022 with renewed hope and excitement.
With many couples planning to reschedule their wedding plans and finally tie the knot in 2021 and onwards, there will undoubtedly be a big surge of new trends and significant changes to wedding trends in 2022. There will undoubtedly be a few trends to stay and a couple of trends that will become obsolete. To help you get a head start on your wedding plans, here are our wedding trends predictions in 2022.
Unconventional Wedding Entertainment
The pandemic has inevitably affected how wedding receptions were held, and many couples did not let it put a damper on their spirit. Many wedding planners found ways to rework their entertainment plans with a bit of creativity and ingenuity to make it both safe and unforgettable. From outdoor drive-in movie settings, car park weddings, and other wacky yet covid safe ideas, there are many ways to host a unique wedding experience.
Backyard weddings were a big trend in the wedding planning industry, and we expect the movement to grow in popularity in 2022 and onwards. Not only does backyard wedding venues provide both comfort and safety, but it’s also intimate and cost-friendly. With the encouragement of smaller weddings, many wedding planning businesses offer services to transform your home into a venue worthy of a wedding.
Holiday Destination Weddings
With so many engaged couples having to reschedule or postpone their wedding amidst the lockdown, many will want to go all out with their wedding plans and host a special celebration when it’s finally safe to travel again.
With the world slowly re-opening for tourism, and a few countries allowing vaccinated passports, many couples will want to embrace their wedding to the fullest. Some airline companies and the wedding planning industries are already offering pre-booked holiday packages in advance.
The previous national lockdowns and the effects of the pandemic have taken a toll on wedding events in the UK. With constant changes to rules and restrictions, many wedding days were disrupted or delayed for the past few months to avoid the spread of COVID amongst large group gatherings.
With the removal of most lockdown restrictions from July 19 onwards, many couples and wedding planners are delighted with the removal of the attendee limitations. However, many social distancing rules remain as we take a closer step towards the new norm.
Additionally, there are a few differences in rules and regulations between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Here’s everything that you need to know about the current covid rules for weddings in the UK.
In England, couples planning their weddings will be happy to hear that there are no caps or limits on the number of people invited to attend any wedding events, receptions, or celebrations. This means that table service rules are lifted, and all guests are allowed to dance, sing and mingle without wearing a face mask. However, the government highly recommends that people wear their face masks in crowded settings.
- Guest instructed by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate can’t attend the wedding and must self isolate
- Indoor venues are encouraged to let as much fresh air in to keep enclosed spaces well ventilated.
- Face masks are not required, but attendees should wear them if they’re commuting to the venue using public transportation.
Scotland has further eased their wedding restriction, but not to the same extent as England’s lockdown. The guest limit has increased to 200 people, but wearing a mask is still mandatory for all guests. Further lifting from the Scottish government is confirmed to take place on August 9.
- Social distancing measure is required at one metre apart inside wedding venues.
- In outdoor areas, large groups of up to 15 people do not need to physically distance, but large groups will need to be one metre apart from other groups.
- A group of 15 people max can sing and dance together.
Northern Ireland and Wales
Northern Ireland and Wales did not make any rule changes on July 19, but wedding events and receptions are given the green light as long as the guests practice social distancing measures within the venue.
- Live music and DJ are allowed as long as the noise levels remain at an ambient level.
- Face masks are mandatory when leaving the table or when using toilet facilities.
- Dancing is not permitted, except for the couple’s first dance.
- Wedding events can occur in any approved venue on a risk-assessed basis, and the venue capacity determines the guest limit.
- Wales No dancing or singing is permitted except for the couple’s first dance.
- Wedding speeches are allowed, but sharing and passing microphones should be avoided.
- Wedding photos can be taken outdoors, and group shots are only permitted when taken with their extended household bubbles.
- Wedding events can take place in any approved venue, and the venue capacity determines the guest limit.
Planning your wedding involves preparing all sorts of things like your wedding cake, dress, jewellery, flowers, venue, and so on. The list is never-ending! Then there comes a time where everything is all set, and the last part is finally inviting your guests over to your wedding day.
When it comes to planning your wedding invitations, you’ll find there’s a whole new etiquette that you still have yet to learn. To help you out, we’ve listed and answered questions that may cross your mind when planning your wedding invitation.
How much do wedding invitations cost?
You may be wondering how much a wedding invitation will cost. It all depends on a few factors. For instance, the quantity will affect your overall cost. Couples who have many guests can benefit from discounts when ordering in large numbers.
Another factor to consider is the type and design which will vary in price. Different types of wedding invitation include DIY design, shelf designs or bespoke designs. For couples on a budget, a DIY route is something to consider. However, shelf designs and bespoke designs are just as affordable.
If you’re looking for a personalised invitation, there are a range of wedding invitation and stationery companies at affordable prices starting from as little as £1 per piece. They can help create your ideal wedding invitation to match your wedding theme. They have various themes available, including vintage, floral, nature, beach, rustic and many more.
In the end, it all comes down to your preference. Your choices will determine the final cost. Bear in mind that most couples in the UK normally spend around £200 up to £1000 on wedding stationeries.
An outdoor wedding is popular amongst newlyweds. Some of the perks of having your wedding outdoor include fresh air, lovely sceneries and a massive open space for guests. If you’re thinking of getting married outdoors in a beach, a park or in any outdoor setting, there are a few things to bear in mind.
One of the basics you’ll need for an outdoor wedding is portable toilets. Depending on the number of guests, you may want to hire out a few of these, especially if you have quite a large group of visitors. Don’t forget to hire out accessible toilets too!
The weather can change anytime. It could start raining, or they may be strong winds during the day. In case of any changes in the weather, you’ll need to consider having an indoor space nearby for shelter. Indoor space may also be necessary for guests with special requirements.
Summer weddings are popular amongst couples who wish to get married. However, planning a wedding during this time of the year could also be expensive. Luckily there are different ways you can save up when planning your summer wedding. Follow our tips below to ensure you save money when planning your wedding.
Explore other space
Venues are probably one of the most expensive expenses on your wedding list. Instead of browsing for costly venues why not try something completely different? For instance, you may want to consider public spaces as they are often cheaper than hiring private areas. There are plenty of public spaces including a park, gardens or even museums. Although public spaces will still charge a fee, it won’t be as high compared to private spaces.
What’s most important
Ask yourself and your partner about which part of the wedding is the most important? For instance, this could be the food or the DJ. You may want to prioritise food and hire the best catering company. By doing this, you know exactly which part of the wedding you want to spend the most money on. If the DJ isn’t as important, you can sacrifice this by hiring an affordable DJ. This way you can save money on this part.